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  1. Refers to the social aspects of language, which are also called Pragmatics.
  2. Incorporates families into the assessment and treatment process. This construct is designed to recognize the importance of connections with family members in communication development.
  3. Difficulties acquiring language in the absence of any other mental, sensory, motoric, emotional, or experiential deficits (functional disorder).
  4. A team of professionals works together to evaluate a child. Members of the team are not limited to the evaluation of any single area of development.
  5. An approach to identifying language disorders in which clinicians base their diagnostic decisions on test scores without taking social norms into consideration.
  6. Refers to the structure of language including syntax, morphology, and phonology.

6 True/False questions

  1. ExpressionThe ability to produce language (the opposite of comprehension).


  2. ComprehensionThe ability to produce language (the opposite of comprehension).


  3. Normative ApproachAn approach to identifying language disorders in which clinicians account for social norms and potential social, educational, vocational, and economic consequences of the child's language abilities in the decision-making process.


  4. Multi-disciplinary AssessmentMembers of an assessment team conduct their own independent assesments of the child's abilities that relate to their own interest areas (SLPs evaluate speech and language only, physical therapists--motor abilities). In a summary meeting, each member of the team shares their findings and recommends treatment. The emphasis is on the parts of the child rather than the whole child.


  5. Chronological AgeDetermining a child's age to compare them to other children the same age. We typically use years and months (2;3--2 years; 3 months).


  6. Criterion-referenced assessmentAdministration of formal tests to determine how a child's performance on an aspect of language compares to the average performance of children who are the same chronological age.


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